Sick leave calculation guide

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Sick leave and carer's leave accrues on a weekly basis and can be calculated based on how many weeks an employee has worked:

  • a full time employee accrues 1.461 hours of sick leave for each completed week of work (based on the standard 38 hour week)
  • a part time employee will accrue the relevant proportion of 1.461 hours of sick leave for each completed week of work, based on how many hours they have worked that week.

Wageline's Leave Calculation Guide for Sick and Carer's leave outlines a step by step process for calculating the number of hours of sick and carer’s leave an employee has accrued. Tables are provided for both full time and part time employees.

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